Friday 27 May 2016 3.40pm
I will be moving into a new home shortly, but the apartment needs some modernisation and the old occupants have left behind some unwanted furniture. My partner is quite handy, so we are going to do a new Ikea kitchen and bathroom install ourselves, but neither of us have never had a project like this before, so am a little nervous.
The old furniture left behind, includes 2 beds (single and a double), some small wardrobes, and a dining table. The mattresses are not in the best shape, so we were going to throw them away, but wanted to give the bed frames and other furniture to a charity. I have found that the British Heart Foundation provide free collection (https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/book-a-free-furniture-collection
), but are there any local organisations that may be interested?
For the rest of the waste, we were thinking of hiring a skip. We live on the ground floor, so access is good. We can park 1 car in the carpark, but were hoping we could place the skip in one of the car parking spots and park our car elsewhere, as I do not know where else to put it. Do you think that is likely to cause any issues with other residents? I certainly do not want to upset anyone! The hire would be for approximately 1 week, or less.
Has anyone hired a skip and can advise on sizing? I have found this size guide (https://www.skiphire.services/sizes/
), but genuinely wouldn't have a clue how many "black bin bags" I will need. It is a small kitchen with 6 cupboards and a bathroom with toilet, tub and sink. The two mattresses will also be thrown in. Would 4 yards be enough?
Any help or advice would be really appreciated.